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JULY 8TII 1909 CRITTENDEN RECORD-PRESS, PAGE ENVEN
By REV. A. C. DIXON, D. D.,
Putd ol tha Chicago At. (Moody's)
Thy Atheistic tin
believer must bo
llovo there inn)1 b
design without r
designer, law with
out I a t o 1 1 1 g t nl
cniimi Thu HlbU
lu calling hltn e
fool ilrnwH ."Ih pic
ho must vloinU
the laws of lilt
mind In order tc
tiny that thoro li
no Ood. Savages Ir
thlr rudest nUt(
do not Bay ho
They Infor a great cause from tlu
RreV that thoy boo about tln'in
Their concoptlonn of God aro crude
and false, but thoy aro not fool 8
Thoso sons of nature hMow their ron
son to ork, and though their mlndr
aro full of mirxTHtltlwiti feara caimed
by Ignorance, thoy dim) a G(kI behind
the inntcrlal unlvtri an plainly ru
thoy nee the hud In the heavens It remain
for the modern atheist, ho he
dentist or philosopher, to turn him
If Into an Intellectual fool by prod!
eating of dead uinttitr only what ran
be predicated of Intelligent mind
The agnatic unbellovur mtint
a thrxirv ugaitmt factH which
have bwn prut! by competent
Hl theory Ih that no oni
can know 0d Tho facia are that Sir
Isaac Nvwtou the mathematician.
alcU "I know God " Agassli, the
BOliViHt. nald "1 Itnow God " Kepler.
thr nlrotiomer, after thu discovery
of his grout law, fell upon IiIh knees
and axctnttnod "O God. I think thy
thouKhtB nfUir thon " Huvelock, tha
soldlvr, wild. "I know God," and
prayvd to htm dully Gladstone, the
atatnmnati, said "I know God " Abnv
hnui Utirnln, tho liberator, said: "I
know and Bpeut whole nlghtn In
prajer to htm Thousands of lawyers,
merchant!), Judxes and physician
have d lared that thoy know Ood
Agnosticism munt bolluve that those
coni)eteut, trustworthy wltmme arc
dvrelwrs or deceived
Agnosticism evidently bellmen that
Ignorance ha a right to siik and in
strut t knowledge. When a man con
fesse that he known nothing, and can
know nothing on any subject, tl be
co men him to keep quiet oil that
but agnosticism writes books and
niagnilni articles, parading Its Ir
noranco ulth lnlelloctual pride It Iuim
establlslu'd a sort of wclonce of Ik
noratue and formed a blind man's
club fr thi propagation, of blindness.
Now God has given us a text !ook
called Hie Hlble. In which he has
himself n clearly that all who
will may know him When the ng
noii tic nay "I dou't know." he aim
ply proclalma the fact that he prefers
darkness to light, ho turn away
from the nun that ho may grope In tho
t dark cave of his own prejudlre and
Ignoranto If he has looked through
his telescope at the stars and through
his microscope at tho flowers without
seeing Ood, he haa simply established
tho prcHUiuptlon that God will reveal
himself In Home other way When ho
opens tho Hlble the first words he
rV;lH are "In the beginning God "
Hfrought now to be glad that God has
reveal d hlrnsHf In a book, but ho Is
not glad for his jwt theory has been
The unbeliever hIiowh a
creduHtv that Is truly mnrvolou.) He
must admit that tho Hlble claims to
bo Inspired "Ood Paid, rhus salth
tho Lord " rings through Its pages.
He must admit nlso that tho book was
written hv bad men or by good men.
If good men wrote It, It Is, of course.
Inspired, for good inon would not de-
echo us bv msklng t false rlalinnnd
they could hardly have boon deceived
If the unbeliever assorts that bad
men wrote It, then ho must believe
that the book which has produced the
highest clvllirntlon on earth, and has
developed the noblest characters In
the world, was wrltton by liars, who,
at the time, denounced themselves
unmercifully for their deception
Hut, says tho rationalistic unbeliever
God has given to man a reason
as guide Yob, but does rearton guide
man aright? Look nt thoso monstrous
Idols In pagan countries. Are they
Images of the truo Ood to whom men
without the Hlble have boon led by
their reason? Aro thoy not, on the
other hand, reflections of the depravity
of human nature Into which man
has sunk by tho aid of his renson,
which fell with his other faculties
whu ho sinned?
Tw antichrist unbeliever who
deity of Josua must believe,
If he nccepts tho Hlblo, that he
claimed to bo divine, for ho said'
"FJoforo Abraham wnB I nm." "Ho that
hath seen mo hath seen tho Father,"
and "O Father, glorify thou mo with
tho glory which I had with theo
tho world was." Now, all -such
unbelievers admit that Jesus was a
' good man. They praise him for his
etalnknH character. As an unbeliever
he must believe, too, that a good man
can at the same time bo a hypocritical
deceiver. Jesus Christ was either
what he claimed to bo tho Divine Son
of God, rr ho was n wicked deceiver.
There Is no middle ground. To
that he was good Is to hellave
tnat he wns Ood, unless we do violence
to our reason by believing the
rhsurd proposition that a good man
car trtaVo a f.ls claim.
ey ra WOMAN
8HE RND8 HIM RANSACKING
ROOM IN HER HOME AND
PITCHES INTO HIM.
GIVES MM MANY BAD BUMPS
After Very Lively Flflht Mrs. Gates ol
Chicago, 2 Years Old,
era the Man and Sits Down
ChtcuKo. Mrs Mathilda Gates, whe
Is C2 yenrs old, ha to credit the
capture of an uKegixl burglar, whom
she literally Msat upon' when sh
found him at work In her home at No
HI Honoro street.
When Mrs Gta appeared In Jiidg
nimeji' court to glvo testimony against
Joseph Mrrphy. 45 jfars old, arrested
on a charge of burglary, she told the
story of tho capture Hlmpiy and mod
cUy. but Its outlined details brought
the wholu courtroom to attention and
gained a compliment from tho Judge.
hater, hi her homo, Mrs. Gutes ro
cuunttl ber adventure at greater
length, and went through a pantomime
of tho scene with n vigor that showed
her to bo a dangerous proposition for
"It nil happened at noon." said Mrs
Gains, who is of a halo. Jovial appearance
and has few gruy hairs. "J
wms Just gutting reudy for dinner and
was In the dining room on tho liamv
ment iltxir Two carpenters hail boon
at work In front and thoy had loft the
door unlocked. All at once I heard the
sound of Bomo one moving about In
tho front room and I thought It wa
"I walked Into tho front roomthl
one to find out if It was rny daughter
At tho thrcsboM I drew back, for there
was a iioorly dressed man bending
over tho sideboard Ho had opened
the drawer in which wo keep the sll
ver I didn't any Hiiythlng I didn't
give htm a second's Jiotlco. I Just
grabbed him by the chcHt, like this,
.Ui.l pushed him back "
Mrs Gates illustrated tho action by
snatching tho front of her own waiMt
wiih a strong grip
'I pushed hint hi hard be foil on the
floor with a bump Ho struck out his
Sat Right Down Upon Him.
fists and wrenched himself free from
my grnsp Then Lo Jumped to his feet
Hut I was not through with him yet
I stooped wav down and caught hold
of the bottoms of his trousers. 1 gave
both legs a hard pull nnd down ho
went again' This tlmo he fell ngalnst
the window framo and cracked a pane
Once more I got him by the chest and
pushed him over. He sprawled acrosH
the floor and his bend suffered a fearful
"He fought himself loose from me
nnd got up. Ho reached for a rear
pocket, but failed to produce a revolver,
and then I was sure ho didn't
"Tho burglar noxt tried to run nway
from me. but I didn't intend to let him
go. Ho backed out In the entry way
and there, by good luck, lay a big carpet
rollod up, for wo are beginning
our Bprlng houseclennlng. He tripped
over this carpet, nnd ns ho fell I rnn
forward and snt right down upon him.
"I began to scream. Oh, how I
BcroamodI Tho parrol nil tho time
hoiLbeen flapping around the room and
calling 'Mamma! Mnrnma!' Tho bird
now set to shrieking louder than ever.
It seemed as if no one would over
come. At Inst a man living across tho
street came to my aid. Ho sat down
on tho burglar nnd I got up. I wanted
to Biimmon the police, but I dkln't
want to leave my neighbor alono there
with that burglar.
"Pretty soon tho two carpenters,
who had been to lunch, came bnck,
and I turned tho burglar over to the
three men, I hurried to tho drugstore
and telephoned to tho police. When I
got bnck thoy had the burglar out in
the front yard and two of them were
sitting on him. Then I reallted that
tho danger was all over."
Mrs. Gates Uvea with a daughter by
her first marriage, Miss Albertlno Denton.
The young woman, who was
away at the time, confessed that she
would be "dreadfully" afraid of a
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HEN ON GOLF BULL
AT LEAST SHE THINKS SO, AND
REAL MOTHER LOOKS ON
AND 8PIT8 FIRE.
SL Louis. A St. Louis county
spinster hen, not having had any domestic
experience, though she Is no
spring chicken, Ih mothering a Utter of
kittens, fom 'y believing that she
hatched them from u golf ball.
The real mother, a
cat, Is Indignant about It, but hnsn't
yet found n way to establish her right
to the custody of her own offspring.
The misunderstanding came about
through Tabby's Innocent mistake In
choosing a hen's neat as a cradle for
her five little ones.
It was n fateful coincidence that the
nest happened to Ik- the same ono In
Tabby Has Not Yet Mustered Up
Courage to Fight.
which n golf bnll had been lined as a
gentle hint to niddy that something
wns expected of her.
Tho hen and the cat nre owned by
George V. Krlegsmann of Webster
Hlddy would walk up to the nest
and look nt the little white sphere.
Only once she sat on the egg for a few
Then camo Tabby, househunting.
Tho nest to her waa a "lovely flat,"
and sho moved lu with her family.
The next time Hlddy peeped over
tho edgo of tho box she saw the kittens
Reasoning quickly from cause to
effect, she decided that they wore
Since then sho has cuddled the kittens
under her wings most of the time
When Tabby comes near Biddy rufllos
her feathers and "pecks" at her
Tnbby hns not yet mustered up courage
to fight Sho sits on a roost above
the nest nnd snarls. Her only chance
to get near her offspring Is when Dlddy
goes to bed with the chickens at sundown
GIRL SEVERS FATHER'S ARM.
Heroine Resorts to Heroic Measures to
Save Parent from Death In
Wreck of Home.
nowden,, Gn. For her bravery In
getting the members of her family out
of the ruins of tholr storm-wrecked
home, a Cnnioglo hero modal Is to be
asked for 15-year-old Mamie Price,
who lives near hero.
A storm struck the Price lwrne the
other night, wrecked It, and buried nil
th Inmates In tho debris except the
girl She procured an nx, and, guided
by the cries of the victims nnd n lantern,
she began to cut them out.
Mrs. Price died as tho girl cut tho
last timbers from about her, but sho
rescued her baby brother and n young
sister practically unhurt. Her fnther
hnd been cnught by heavy timbers, and
his left arm wns crushed.
The girl cut nwaythe timbers from
tho body of her father, but tho
mangled arm wns still held. Price
realized that the arm held only by
shreds of skin nnd flesh.
So he told tho girl to sever the
strings with the'ax. The child objected,
but when the fnther insisted
she brought down the nx and Price
Under her father's direction, tho
child mnde a tourniquet to stop the
loss of blood from tho severed arm,
nnd then went through the darkness
for assistance Doctors any Price will
A handsome memorial will be given
the girl by cltlscenB of Bowdon.
Woman Sentenced for Bewitching Cow
Hutler, Pa. Alleged bv her acciper
to bo 3 witch, Mr. lyippnulo Orber
was tried on n technics' charge of disorderly
conduct, was convicted and
sentenced to pay a fine of five dollars
and serve ten dnys In Jail. The cinrge
was preferred by Mrs. .lullu Kroner,
who nlleged that Mre. Orber went Into
Mrs. Kroner's barn, and bv tho use of
witchcraft, cast spell over a cow,
which has prevented It from giving
milk. That something bad been done
to the animal wns Indicate, by the testimony.
Penalty of Fame.
"What's the matterr
"My daughter is writing a novel."
"Well, why are you sorrowful!"
"No good can come of It. If It
falls, she'll be If It
succeeds, everybody will be Bhocked
at the things she knows and says."
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TOOK IT MTKKAUiY.
Little Edmund came Into tho room
cnrrylng n bunch of roses. "Who
Kave you those roses?" naked his
mother. Instead of nnswerlns aloud,
he drew her aside nnd whispered.
"Mrs. Wright Rave them to me
When I said, 'Thank you.' she
told me not to mention It. Hut I
thought I'd better tell you, mamma."
Mary, aged four, returned from
Sunday school and told her mother
she knew the golden rule. Her
mother replied, "Do you? What Is
It?" Mary said, "Tho Lord Is my
Shepherd; He makes me to Ho down
In green pastures and roll over."
Henry, nged two, had become verv
much Interested In watching his
mother mako comfortables When
tho first snow came, bl bnd
near a window, he awoke enrly In
the morning and called loudlj to his
mamma, "O mnrnma, the trees aro
all covered with battln'.'
WHY I AM A
Pattor of the Chicago Ave. (Moody's)
I am a Christian
because I am a
thelst, and I am a
thelst because I
am a thinker. Not
necessarily a profound
my thinking machine
Is so constructed
that It I
will let It work It
compels me to believe
In a God who
reigns in bis
world. A few
weeks ago In an
Arizona desert I
saw tho leaves of the
covered with an oily substance designed,
evidently, to prevent evaporation
of Bap during tho long drought I
saw the mosquito bush with Its large,
long roots evidently designed to store
nap during the brief rainy season and
koep in touch with the underground
streams that the branches above
ground might be supported during the
drought. I saw the giant cactuB with
lta storeroom for water, which Is filled
during the rainy season and preserved
for its own use and the use of man
and beast during the drought Now
the naturalUt says that "Nature" does
these things for a spoclflc purpose.
And as I stood nmong these evidences
of design In tho desert I asked the
question: "Is Nature a thing or a
thlnkerr ,lt Nature does not think,
how can Nature design? And If Nature
thinks, Naturo U not a thing but
a personality. My mental machinery
Is so made that thought compels
mo to Infer a thinker and design a
designer Intelligent result compels
me to Infer Intelligent cause.
Every mail, thorefore, has his god,
tho thinker, behind the thoughts expressed
In Nature, the design behind
the designer, tho intelligent cause behind
the Intelligent result. The bush-man
of Africa gives to his fetich the
power to think, design and act. Tho
Chinaman gives to his Idol In human
shape the same attributes. A philosopher
like Herbert Spencer calls his
Idol "tho groat unknowable."
I am a Christian, again, because I
am a rationalist willing that sound
reason should be my guide, and sound
reason is modest and honest enough
to admit that it is not infallible or
even sufficient as a guide. There la
no such thing ns universal reason.
What appears reasonable to one Is utterly
unreasonable to another. There
are degrees of reason from tho half-Idiot
to the philosopher.
My own reason is modest enough to
admit that It Is a very fallible and
Imperfect guide, and, believing as I
do in a personal God who cares for
hie creatures, my reason leads me to
expect that he will reveal himself
through Bomo other channel. Agnosticism,
which Is n s6rt of science of
Ignorance concerning God, Is a strong
witness In favor of a revelntlon of God
In some direct way, for, If It be true
that man ennnot discover God by looking
Into his own Inner consciousness
or through tho telescope and the microscope,
this furnishes a strong presumption
that he will reveal himself
In somo other way. I am thus pro-pared
to receive the revelation of
God In a book. und. though there are
difficulties nnd mysteries which I may
not fully understand, I believe that
the proof In favor of the Bible's being
a revelation from God Is so overwhelming
that a man who knows the
proof cannot reject It without doing
violence to his reason.
I am a Christian, again, because I
am n sclerkt I do not mean that I
devoto alfmy time to scientific Investigations,
but I believe In the scientific
method of "gaining and verifying
knowledge by exact observation and
correct thinking." An ounce of fact Is
worth a ton of theory. A group of
philosophers were debating the question
whether a flub Introduced Into a
bucket ol water would Increase Its
weight and one of them had proved to
his own satisfaction that It would not.
"Let us try It," said Henjamln Franklin.
A bucket of atir was brought
In nnd weighed. Then n f'sh was Introduced
nnd the weight was Increased
by the wilght of the flt.li. That
It Is scientific to account for facts
with littlo heed to fads and fancies.
And there are two facta which must
be accounted for tho Hlble and Josus
Christ. The proofs In favoi of the
as the frs Ired vord of God and '
of Jesus Christ as th Incarnate God
ar so abundant and conclusive that
any one who knows the proofs and -refuses
to accept the Ilible as Inspired
and Christ as divine does violence to
the scientific spirit. He refuses to
admit the existence of the sun wlillo
It Is shining In tho Iraveus.
I am a Christian, once more, because
I nm n man whose every need
of mind and heart Is met In Christ
"the Son of Man." His Ideal of human
greatness attracts me. The worldly
ideal Is power which masters others.
ChrlBt's Ideal Is service, "Whosoever
will bo chief among you let
him bo your servant, oven & the Son
of Man camo not to be ministered
unto, but to minister and to give his
life n ransom for many." The climax
of this greatness Is seen on the cross
aa the Son of Man "suffered for our
sins, tho JtiBt for tho unjust, that he
might bring ua to God," settling forever
tho Bra question for all who will
accept him as Saviour and Lord.